Te3-MoveEveryZIG Nov 6, 2012 @ 3:02pm
Trick to getting into the beta
Not sure if this is working as intended, but I know a lot (including me) are chomping at the bit to get going with STEAM on Linux:

http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb

if you dont have beta access you can still get into steam

1) install deb
2) log in and get beta only message
3) close steam
4) sign in to steam community https://steamcommunity.com/ and message a friend that is online
5) steam launches without 'beta only' message
Last edited by Te3-MoveEveryZIG; Nov 6, 2012 @ 3:08pm
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Te3-MoveEveryZIG Nov 6, 2012 @ 3:08pm 
Updated the link to not be bad.
WildBeλ³st Nov 6, 2012 @ 3:26pm 
Thanks, but I have message for old video drivers and this close my Steam :D.
Last edited by WildBeλ³st; Nov 6, 2012 @ 3:26pm
KK Nov 6, 2012 @ 4:45pm 
See this post for instructions on how to install TF2 and launch Steam.
Phase4 Nov 6, 2012 @ 4:51pm 
Can we get someone from valve to yes/no this? don't want to break my way in without permisson
The57thGamer Nov 6, 2012 @ 4:57pm 
Originally posted by Phase4:
Can we get someone from valve to yes/no this? don't want to break my way in without permisson
Same here, I'm waiting for Valve to comment on this little slip up
Killjoy Nov 6, 2012 @ 4:57pm 
Alternatively, you can type in terminal $ steam steam://open/friends
Sturd Nov 6, 2012 @ 4:58pm 
Originally posted by Phase4:
Can we get someone from valve to yes/no this? don't want to break my way in without permisson

"Good guy Valve" are usually good sports. Just make sure to give them constructive feedback, in return.
Last edited by Sturd; Nov 6, 2012 @ 5:00pm
bl33ding_silence Nov 6, 2012 @ 5:21pm 
Originally posted by "kostya":
See this post for instructions on how to install TF2 and launch Steam.

Damn. That is awesom. Unfortunately, right now it says that their servers are too busy. Is it a bug or is it because there is insane demand due to the beta?
Last edited by bl33ding_silence; Nov 6, 2012 @ 5:21pm
Mr. Franklin Nov 6, 2012 @ 5:44pm 
Originally posted by WildBeλ³st:
Thanks, but I have message for old video drivers and this close my Steam :D.
If you need the new Nvidia drivers and are on Ubuntu just type at the terminal:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-experimental-304
Serginho Nov 6, 2012 @ 7:09pm 
Also, you can type in terminal $ steam steam://open/games
AwkwardHero Nov 6, 2012 @ 7:38pm 
Originally posted by Mr. Franklin:
Originally posted by WildBeλ³st:
Thanks, but I have message for old video drivers and this close my Steam :D.
If you need the new Nvidia drivers and are on Ubuntu just type at the terminal:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-experimental-304

I believe nvidia-experimental-310 released today.
shatsky Nov 8, 2012 @ 1:35am 
Originally posted by michael092:
Originally posted by Phase4:
Can we get someone from valve to yes/no this? don't want to break my way in without permisson
Same here, I'm waiting for Valve to comment on this little slip up
Perhaps they'll give "Impatient Penguin" Steam badges for using this =) LOL that sounds like another Ubuntu release name
Rain Ninja Nov 8, 2012 @ 2:07am 
Haha, Impatient Penguin. I like it!
[Linux]danielmmy Nov 8, 2012 @ 2:09am 
Originally posted by shatsky:
Originally posted by michael092:
Originally posted by Phase4:
Can we get someone from valve to yes/no this? don't want to break my way in without permisson
Same here, I'm waiting for Valve to comment on this little slip up
Perhaps they'll give "Impatient Penguin" Steam badges for using this =) LOL that sounds like another Ubuntu release name
Catchy :) they should definitely use "Impatient Penguin". Loved it!
Fantu Nov 8, 2012 @ 2:55am 
Also I tested without invitation^^''
I found 2 minor bug probably not report, I must open discussion for report it?
1: There are some strings overlap setting italian when the italian translation is more long that english, for example in "Impostazioni->DOWNLOAD E CLOUD"
2: Some minor graphic problem on big picture mode with intel sandy bridge video card, also with latest dev build of driver, launching steam with optirun for use nvidia card with latest driver all seem perfect. I have done video about the problem, if necessary I will post it.
Also I have tried to download TF2 but server always busy, now I buy Trine 2 and download start.
Sorry for my bad english.
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